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for valid foreign intelligence purposes and we work within the law >> the response - america's spy chief explains why they gather intelligence on u.s. allies. >> i want to apologise to you that the website has not worked as well as it should >> admitting problems - the website that is supposed to let americans sign up for health care has republicans and democrats calming for delay. >> it's beautiful. >> helping survivors of sandy reclaim some of their precious belongings >> the ambitious project completed in turkey to expect two continents under water. -- to connect two continents under water. >> no apologies, no excuses from the top spy chiefs. the head of the national intelligence told house intelligence committee that phone taps on foreign citizens are not true. the nsa would rather take the beating in the media than give up a program protecting americans from terrorists. >> top chiefs say the agency did nothing illegal, and part of the problem is leaked documents. they reveal rare details of america's surveillance techniques. >> vigorously defending the job agencies do to keep americ
isn't just the website. it's the whole law. i have heard from hundreds of my constituents who are seeing their premiums rise. they are seeing their policies being cancelled. many again are lose can their plans. >> after their failed strategy to kill the law by shutting down the government, split the party in two. iranians are unified in sfaking problems on the website. >> i don't think anybody would deny this fact, these past 29 days have been nothing shorts of a disaster. >> when pressed, marilyn taffner refused to say how many people had actually been able to get insurance through the website. >> are you getting those numbers? >> am i getting those numbers? not yet. >> you have no numbers on who is enrolled? so you have no idea? >> well have those numbers available in november. >> if you don't have insurance by march 31st you face a fine. if the problems persist, more democrats are joining the republican call to delay that deadline. tavener vowed to fix what's wrong. ? >> i want to insure you that healthcare.gov can and will be fixed. we are working around the clock to deliv
candidate mitt romney, as you might remember, signed the law seen as a model for the affordable care act. let's take you now to the president. >> it's good to be back in boston. it's good to be back in boston because one of america's best governors introduced me, de valuval patrick. [applause] it's good to see congressman bill keating here, give bill a big round of applause. [applause] i want to praise somebody who was not here. i just left him. he wears his heart on his sleeve. he loves this city so much, and it shows in what he's been doing for years now, one of america's best mayors, tom benita. and it's good to see all of you. you know, i was just at the airport, devall was kind enough to meet me with mayor benino, and he went back to work so he could wrap up before first pit pitch. i'm well aware that a president's visit is not the biggest thing going on in boston. i understand that. i tried to grow a beard, but michelle, she wasn't haling it. i am also old enough to remember a time when the red sox were not in the world series three times in ten years, but i know the chance to win
website. and two florida mothers taking on the stand your ground law in florida. >>> congress wants answers about the troubled rollout of the affordable care website, and lawmakers are trying to get them at this hour. they spent much of the morning grilling the administrator who oversaw the plagued website. she apologized for the issues that consumers have been facing. she says the agency is now working to fix the problems. our white house correspondent, mike viqueira is in washington. mike they are the seven worst words that anybody wants to hear. you have been called to testify before congress. what is happening right now about that particular website? >> well, she is the made of the cms, who is in charge of running not only that website, but the entire affordable care act that goes around it. obviously a lot of controversy. perhaps if they had stuck to this all along in plait call sense they would have been better off. no one has had much success at all applying through the website. the president has said time and time again, they are working 24/7. they hope to have that website
. >> the problem with obamacare is not just the website, it's the law. i heard from hundreds of constituents who see premiums rise and policies cancelled. many are losing their plans. >> after a failed strategy to kill the law by shutting the government split the party in two, republicans are unified in attacking problems on the website which, when functioning, will help millions obtain shirns under obamacare. >> i don't think anybody would deny the fact on either side of the political either. these facts are nothing short of a disaster. >> when pressed marilyn tavenner was unable to say how many people got insurance through the website. >> are you getting the numbers? >> am i getting the unless? not yet. >> you have no numbers of. >> we'll have them available mid-november. >> if you don't have insurance by 31 march, you face a fine. as the problems persist democrats are joining the call to delay the deadline. marilyn tavenner vowed to fix what is wrong. >> i want to assure you healthcare.gov can and will be fixed. we are working around the clock to deliver the shopping experience you deserve.
. here is representative engel from new york. >> it is the law, and i find it disconcerting that my republican colleagues have done nothing but root for this to fail, and now there is this big show that they are upset from keeping people from signing up fast up. the website will be fixed and millions of americans will be able to get coverage. >> and secretary sebelius is saying that the repair work, the fixes that are being done now will be finished by the end of november. dell? >> randall pinkston thank you very much. randall reporting from capitol hill. as the new healthcare law rolls out slurers are mailing out millions of letters to customers who buy their own coverage. the message they are receiving is their old policy is no longer viable under the affordable care act. >> reporter: greg flynn and his wife anita got an unpleasant surprise from their insurance company this september. their health premiums are currently doubling. they currently pay $629. but in a letter the insurance company said they are ending its policy and offering a new one that meets the new criteria. the pr
minister said that his government had not broken any laws. >> four palestine fighters in gaza have been killed by israeli troops. violence broke out after several israelis tanks crossed the boarder into the gaza strip. it's the latest of a series of incursions into the area. >> thailand is one step closer to passing amnesty laws that could allow the return of former prime minister thaksin shinawatra. thousands have been protesting against the draft bill and more rallies are banned. thaksin shinawatra has been in exile following corruption allegations. >> in the early morning hours of friday the thai house passed pa blankets amnesty bill,ing it the opposition party have been against. there has been protests since this was introduced back in august. the last couple of days the opposition party in front of their headquarters in bangkok called in protesters. the numbers expected to be about 10,000, and that could grow throughout the day. the passage of the bill was a surprise in the early morning hours of friday. it was supposed to take place 24 hours later. there's concern that some convic
, and the response from law enforcement, the response from those who are responsible for that airport and the surroundings. how did it all play out? >> well, on the one hand one of the things that played out here one of the kinds of nightmare scenarios that passengers law enforcement and tsa think that is an attack by a person who is apparently at least acting alone. there is no warning. there is no group. there is no history of this sort of thing happening. frankly, anyone who is thinking that this sort of attack has a wealth of opportunity because there are hundreds of airports around this country. all of them has to be prepared for something like this. it happened to be at l.a.x. and you would think that this is an airport with tremendous capability, tremendous firepow firepower, tremendous police force. it could have happened at a smaller airport, but at the same time i think the same thing would have happened, a smaller airport would have had police arrive, and security would have been put in motion. from the press conference earlier the police say this person got in the terminal
. and essentially accusing republicans of being hypocrites. here is congressman engel. >> it is the law and frankly, i find it disconcerting that my republican colleagues have done nothing but root for this law to fail for the last three years. and now there is this big show of being upset with the website of keeping people from signing up fast enough. so you are really on the long side of history here. the website will be fixed and millions of americans will be able to get quality affordable healthcare coverage through the affordable care act. >> and secretary sebelius is again promising that everything will be squared away and ironed out by the end of november. we'll see, dell. >> randall pinkston on capitol hill. thank you very much. >>> as the new health care act is rolling out, millions of insurance companies are rolling out letters to their clients. david talked to one such couple in north carolina. >> reporter: greg and his wife not an unpleasant surprise from their insurance company. they currently play $629 to cover themselves and their daughter. but in a letter blue cross and blue shield
and breached privacy laws in europe. memos in which they said, if this gets out, we're going to shake public confidence, and there may be issues in regards to the legality of what they're doing. of course, gchq is a huge operation. they work hand-in-hand with the nsa. and they're not bound by american laws nor british laws. and they played off of one other in terms of international monitoring. and it's also interesting to note here in europe that there is already a court case being put to the european human rights about this issue whether the intelligence agencies have broken the law. >> 1.5 million cameras located across london and every one is being watched all the time. are they concerned that they might not be able to withstand the type of scrutiny that the nsa has been dealing with in america? >> well, the gchq has got the support of the government. david cameron in recent days has been very outspoken be both in condemnation of the leaks, but also through the intelligence community, only through the intelligence gathering. and in fact, the nsa that the attacks have been thwarted and peo
contractor edward snowden and said the government had not broken any laws. thailand is one step closer to passing a controversial amnesty law that could allow return of the prime minister. thousands of people are protesting against the draft bill and morae rallies are planned and we have more in bankok. >> in the early morning hours of friday the thai house passed the controversial blanket amnesty bill, something the opposition party has been strongly against and protests in the months since this was first introduced back in august and the last couple of days the opposition party in the headquarters here has been calling protesters in from the country and the numbers at 10,000 and could grow through the day on friday and the passage of the bill was a surprise on friday and supposed to take place saturday morning. there is concern with this bill that some people who have been convicted of crimes over the past decade plus will be allowed -- let out of jail and a former prime minister in exile. there is big concern of what might happen to thousands of protesters on the streets of bangkok
with the affordable care act. >> the problem with obamacare isn't just the website, it's the whole law. >> democrats fiercely defend the law and site. >> everybody needs to chill out, because it is going to work. >> we are working around the clock to deliver the shopping experience that you deserve. >> according to prepared testimony released by the white house, secretary see bellous will admit to some of the problems saying: >> she is expected to blame the website contractors saying they have not met expectations. last week in another congressional hearing, the lead contractors said they only had two weeks in september to do end to end testing of the system, something they say should have taken months. the white house is still promising a quick fix. >> by the end of november, the experience on the site will be smooth for the vast majority of users. >> the obama administration points out there are other ways to sign up. >> they can use the call center, paper applications, then we have in-person assistance available in each state. >> president obama is scheduled to be in boston today. he's hoping to
president obama's health care law with the affordable health care website. >> i want to apologize to you that the website hasn't worked as well as it could. we know you need affordable coverage. we assure you that the website will be fixed. >> she had cmk the centers for medicare and medicaid services, the congress people continue to grill her, tavener says the issues should be fixed at the end of november. she is the first person to testify about the website and let's listen in. >> i'm not asking for incomes verification. if a person signs up were they offered credible employer insurance? because that's been delayed, you have to come up with a new verification tool to determine their eligibility for suns dis. if a person meets the qualifications they can't get credible insurance. >> that's correct sphwhrp if a a -- if a person is twif years old, they can get that subsidy but if they're eligible to be on their parents plan. they're not eligible for that subsidy. >> that's correct. >> here is the question. if you get this wrong the way the law works is you have to take that money back in
's the whole law. >> reporter: democrats fiercely defending the law and the site. >> everybody needs to chill out because it is going to work. >> reporter: according to prepared testimony, secretary see -- se bealous has said, quote. see bealous is expected to blame the contractors. the lead contractors on the site said they only had two weeks in september to do end to end testing on the system. something they say should have taken months. >> by the end of november the experience on the site will be smooth for the vast majority of users. >> reporter: the obama administration points out there are other ways to sign up, through call centers, paper applications and in person assistance in every state. eric holder, al jazeera. >> these are the live images coming from capitol hill. secretary sebelius seated just moments ago and she was surrounded by a sea of cameras. this is the beginning of the testimony. >> we look forward to a thoughtful conversation on a number of issues, including transparency and fairness. in the months leading up to the october 1st, launch, the secretary and her colleagues
of a restrictive abortion law that was set to go in to effect in the state on tuesday. embroiled in an embarrassing spying scanneddal president obama may order the nsa to stop eavesdropping on the leaders of american allies. this has congress considers legislation that would strip the agency of some of its powers i've settlement deal for jerry sandusky's victims, penn state agrees to pay out nearly $60 million to the 26 mena beused by the former assistant football coach. and one year later, remembering hurricane sandy. the super storm was one of the most damaging and one of the most expensive storms no ever hit the u.s. >>> welcome to al jazerra america, i am steff stephanie sa federal judge has ruled a restrictive abortion law set to go in to effect on tuesday in effect is uncons strungal. the ruling allows dozens of abortion clinch i cans to remain open in the state. >> reporter: even as antiabortion protesters rally outside of a texas abortion clinic in support of the state's efforts to restrict abortions. >> i am out here to express our conviction that human life is sacred in all its forms. >>
law. in january this year french and mali troops took them on, quickly recapturing the territory. then in june the interim government signed a deal with rebels which fell apart shortly after. let's bring in emanuel who is a french security analyst and joins us live from paris. thank you very much for making it on the show. now, we have just seen the main rebel movement. it may be over, but ethnic tensions and grievances still persist. are we about to see another rebellion in mali? >> well, the rebellion and the report mentioned you were asking secular rebels which is part of mnla and still active in the area as your report mentioned it, they are going with ongoing talks and under the offices of the president and we have to have in mind that the other part of the rebellion which are able to still carry on attacks. there was a suicide chemical attack two weeks ago in the northwest of the country and we have to also have in mind that prior to that a certain number of terrorist attacks have been carried out. so to respond to your question, the operation, the french operation which ha
in the kingdom in addition to on the borders. they'll be put in housing center where we'll apply the law before deporting them. >> those that give shelter and support to the violators, and the non-departure of anyone invited into the kingdom. >> found guilty. unlikely to be put to justice. two men sentenced to death. >> and a special report into mali. >> and real madrid plays catch up with spanish larsd. -- leaders. >> the pakistani government says it is reviewing every aspect of its relationship with the united states. the killing of the tal map's leader -- dal ban's leader -- taliban's leader in a drone strike is part of the process. north-west province wants to block nato routes into thailand. >> this man said he shouldn't have come to work today. he said he can't afford it stay home. he fears reprisal attacks by the pakistan taliban after the u.s. killedize leaders hakimullah mehsud in an unmanned aerial drone strike. >> translation: people stopped coming to market. we are afraid the taliban will attack us. i don't know what to do. >> fears are based on personal experience. the storyteller'
. >> the person in charge of implementing president obama's healthcare reform law was on the hot seat today on capitol hill. health and human services secretary kathleen is he begout facing hours of questions from lawmakers over the troubled insurance website and others issues as well. several republican lawmakers on the committee using the hearing to make the comparison to a famous state where sebelius was governor. >> well, madam secretary, while you're from can kansas, we're nn kansas any mother. some might say that we're in t "the wizard of oz" given the parallel universe. while some think things are great. you, apparently, and you apologized and said it was a debacle, you also seem this think that the affordable care act is great while myself and others have a different view. >> and again kathleen sebelius, the health and human services secretary did apologize for the problems but that was not enough for some members of congress. here to talk about some of the glitches that are framing these hearings is andrew, ceo of c.t.o. software, a company that launches government website from irv
decision there to halt the changes to the controversial stop and frisk program. law enforcement officials claim it helped bring down the crime rate. >>> well, the holiday shopping season has started at least according to wall marted. the retailer pushing its holiday sales forward by a month. it is taking price cuts on tvs and tablets that are usually offered the say after thanksgiving. >>> the marriage of office max and office depot is getting the blessing of the federal government. regulators are giving the thumbs up to the $1.2 billion. they signed off on the deal eight months ago, the companies say the combination will help them compete with the industry leader, staples. >>> back in 1997 the government blocked the merger when office depot and staples after anti-trust laws were raised. >>> gm is leading the pack of car sales with 16% in gains. ford jumped in with a gain of 14%, and chrysler said it has the strongest october since 2007. >>> and here is an example of technology that clashed with the law. a california woman says she has been sited because she wore her google glassings when
. tsa, which was the focus of the shooting actually is not a law enforcement organization, and they don't have weapons training or defensive weaponry to protect themselves. >> what are they told to do if there is a gunman. >> in general they defer to the law enforcement and other security personnel at lax. very likely you are going to have law enforcement there, especially in an emergency situation like this, and there may be additional resources there because of the nature of the airport that are federal resources, but again, it's a fluid situation now, and it is unclear who may have been involved in counter acting this attack. >> as you look at these images, tell us what you see that we might have been missing. >> there is the police presence trying to secure the facility. it looks like traffic has been slowed down or even blocked going into the airport. think of it as a ring of terminals where you enter in one part and leave in that same direction. they can block traffic relatively easily, and it looks like there are people being vakva evacuated on the roadside as well as on the othe
to remove morsi from office in an act that morsi himself said is against the law. >> the difference between the trial of dr. morsi and the trial of mubarak is that mubarak has abundant authority. according to the law and institution morsi is the president of the rebel. this is the legal and constitutional situation right now. >> if morsi is convicted of incitement to commit murder he could be sentenced to death. al jazeera, cairo. >> meanwhile, secretary of state john kerry now working to de fuse the tensions between the the u.s. and saudi arabia. kerry is continuing his tour of the middle east. it comes after plains of holy spirit of syria, iran and the middle east peace process. >> the saudis are the senior player, if you will, within the arab world with egypt. egypt is in more of a transition, so saudi arabia's role is that much more important. the saudi's ability to influence a lot of things that we also care about, and we work together on. we're working together particularly on middle east peace process on syria, on egypt, and on iran. >> saudi arabia's foreign minister told kerry that
of appeal said the law can take effect while the lawsuit moves forward. an emergency appeal was made to the fifth circuit court arguing the law was constitutional. planned parenting argues it doesn't affect women. this is far from over. planned parenthood said the fight would continue. the court order is temporary until the court holds a hearing which is likely going to happen in january. in other words - to be continued. >> mark schneider in dallas. the senate intelligence committee voted in favour of tightening rules on the government's electronic surveillance program. it was a secret vote. it sets a 5-year limit on how long intelligence agencies can hold tonne records gathered. critics say it doesn't go far enough. the vet after a round of revelations about the national security agency. we have this report. >> these are the slides leaked by whistle blower edward snowden in june revealing u.s. authorities are demanding internet companies hand them user information. as long as the national security agency or the fbi are 51% sure that the user is foreign, their emails, audio and vide
analysis of -- make sure they know where everything was so it can be reported later in a court of law. >> brian rooney is at lax. brian tell us where you are? >> i'm at the juncture of a couple of major streets just outside the airport. it's major traffic jam. i just saw a couple of planes landing a few minutes ago, but there is no traffic right now, everything is on lockdown. planes are not taking off in other cities to come to los angeles, and they are not leaving los angeles to go to those other cities. we are told that the police chief and the major of loss -- los angeles are going to speak to the press about a half hour ago. i just joined you, so i don't know what you reported previously, but at this point there are a lot of sketchy details. we don't really have nailed down yet the number of people who were wounded. so we hope to learn -- >> and brian -- >> that was a jet just landing over my head, so a little bit of air traffic is still coming in. >> what you can tell us brian is -- we have gone through this in washington at the navy yard. we went through this in boston at the b
. >> reporter: that's just general condition. under current of law they're not allowed to tell us what shape toes people are in. there is still a lot to learn at lax, and we hope that it will unfold in the hours to come. it will be a while, and it will be hours before this airport is up and running normally. >> brian rooney for us at los angeles international airport. we're learning more first-hand accounts who were in the airport when the gunman started shooting. >> everyone just dropped to the ground and started crawling along, staying as low as possible. basically, everyone was just climbing over each other. we were pinned in where the guy was shooting, and tsa main security. >> i turned around, and there was a young man who was in an tsa agent outfit who was holding his abdomen area, and there was blood on his hands. >> the police came charging towards me, and hands up, they handcuffed me and left me on the ground. >> i was freaking out. i was really shaken up. i didn't expect--i mean, going on vacation you don't expect to deal with that kind of stuff. i was freaking out. >> they came ba
care law and drawing parallels with another high-profile launch that had its share of problems. before there was obama care, there was romney care. the massachusetts law that was a model for the affordable care act, visiting boston, president obama says the comparison still holds. >> because you guys had a proven model that we building the affordable care act on this template. >> reporter: the president spoke in the same spot where mitt romney his former rival signed the massachusetts law seven years ago. with many having their plans cancel, even after the president promised that they could keep them the president says they will be happen happy with a new plan. >> if you are getting a better just shop around and you'll get a better deal 230678? that means it's higher monthly costs than paid under their olds plan. >> you go in to the exchange. >> reporter: republicans attacked the changes and the person in charge of them. hhs secretary. who became the second top official to apologize for the healthcare.gov problems. >> told me accountable. >> reporter: applicants financial data could co
that morsi him so--himself says is against 'against the law. according to the law and the institution morsi is the president of the republican. this is the lead and constitutional situation right now. >> if morsi is convicted of incitment to commitment murder he could be sentenced to death. ♪ >> okay let's get going with today's business bites. two tech giants are making headlines. back berry has abandoned their plans to sell itself. and twitter has raised the ip range. and joining us is matt. of good to see you. what is going on with blackberry? in late september this canadian investment group fairfax announced this plan they were going to buy blackberry. that man -- plan was contingent on them raising the money. >> see fairfax couldn't raise the money. >> there was not enough interest to spend 4.$6 billion on this company. >> what does that mean for blackberry moving forward. that means a 250 million-dollar investment. >> does blackberry think they can survive. >> it's not a good sign that this well respected group couldn't raise the money to buy them out. >> it will give them a little
commitment to insuring that we do everything we have to do within the law to keep america safe, to keep americans safe, and keep our allies safe, and that we do so in a way that reflects the need to find a balance, and to recognize the sincere security--rather privacy concerns that americans have and others have around the world. >> reporter: for the european delegation that has just arrived in washington this is more than the surveillance of u.s. leaders phones but the surveillance of tens of millions of european. this is how they framed that visit. >> we need to figure out why this mass activities have been happening and in the end we're fighting a battle security and to keep that balance right. we're concerned about security, and there is a balance to be struck by citizens. >> reporter: over the weekend he told the sunday talk shows as far as he was concerned european should be grateful, it's protecting them from terrorism. this is the theme we're hearing from the white house, that it's about terrorism and keeping them safe. and. >> a british man has been arrested and charged with ha
the shooting began, is a public area and really controlled by law enforcement. and so far from what we see, everyone responded appropriately. sesomeone walked into an airport and started shooting. >> one person passed away and this could have been far, far worse. it was a a according to plan. >> he walked in with a bag and took out a gun and opened fire. >> a lot of officers are learned about behavioral manners. people that have travel being ay and that may come out as well. and there training i in antiterror. it continued past the security check point. and the dramatic video of people racing through the terminal. is there any instruction or agents in law enforcement are given in this scenario to make sure that they don't wound innocent people in the crossfire? >> when thi there is gunfire pee are going to be scattering. they are going to be running for their lies. -- lives. you can see there were exit doors wide open and able to accommodate en.or. accommodate everyone. and people running away and law enforcement running to the danger. zpla>>tit was praif brave a and. has the system got
, director comey was his first law clerk when he was a new judge on the district court bench in the southern district of new york. and most importantly director comey's wife, patrice. thank you for taking part in today's ceremony. we are also pleased to have director and mrs. comey's children, maureen, kate, brian, claire, and abby. welcome. also director comey's brother and sister, trish, peter, and chris, we welcome you. and a special welcome to director comey's father brian, welcome. we are here today for two purposes. first as many of you know director comey was sworn in during a private ceremony in attorney general holder's office on september 4th. but we reviewed the rules and regulations and determined that oath was invalid because his spouse was not holding the bible. so officially i've been director. and second equally important we wanted to be able to officially welcome director comey and his family into the fbi family. we are all honored to mark this occasion along with director comey's family and his close friends. now with those who are seated, the few, please rise for the prese
the troubled rollout for the law. tech problems playing the website. republicans and some dems are calling for a one year delay of the penalties people would face if they don't get some kind of coverage. >> more testimony on capitol hill over what led to the affordable care acts botched debut. next in line for questioning, marlin tavenner will testify. >> on wednesday, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius will be questioned about the problem-plagued on line exchange. she will be the most high profile figure to testify on the rolling outout. it will be her first time on capitol hill since the october 1 launch of the website. republicans have called for her resignation, but president obama said he still has faith in her. >> penn state university is getting ready to pay out $60 million to victims of former football coach jerry sandusky, announcing settlements with 26 accusers. this comes more than a year after sandusky was accused of 45 counts of child sex abuse and sent to prison for life. penn state president rodney erickson called the settlements another step forward in th
law that was a model for the affordable care act. visiting boston, president obama said the comparison still holds. >> because you guys had a proven model that we built the affordable care act on this template. >> the president spoke in the same spot where mitt romney, his former rival signed the massachusetts law seven years ago. with many now having their existing health care plans canceled, even after he repeatedly promised they could keep them, the president now says they'll be happier with the new plan. >> if you're getting one of these letters, just shop around in the new marketplace. you're going to get a better deal. >> but for some, that deal could mean higher monthly costs than they paid under their old plan. >> will you go into the exchanges -- >> i -- >> if you can, will you? >> on capitol hill, republicans attacked the changes and person in charge of them, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius, who became the second top official in as many days to apologize for the healthcare.gov problems. >> hold me accountable, i'm responsible. >> the website wasn't secur
. they don't have law enforcement powers or options to carry weapons with them. however there is a layer of defense at the airport that includes local police and other enforcement support. that support was very much evident in los angeles. that part of the system having law enforcement protect the security checkpoint areas were "z" work. they were able to take down this person. >> when you say that, you're saying that this could have been a lot worse? >> certainly. from all appearances it looks like this was a lone person, not someone with a coordinated plan with several other people. certainly if aid group of people armed the way this person was they could overwhelm any check point in any airport in this country. but the fact is there is more than one way to protect the airport, the people in that airport, and the aircraft at that airport. and they don't have to go beyond the check point. there are thousands of people in the non-secure area of the lax who would have been easy targets. >> i don't want it to seem that we're michae minimizing the losf life. one loss of life is too much. i
up with law enforcement power. however there is a layer of security at i remember which includes police and law enforcement support. that sort was very much evident at los angeles. that part of the system, having law enforcement protecting the security check point areas did actually work. they were able to take down this person. >> so when you say that, it sounds like you're saying this actually could have been a lot worse? >> certainly. from all appearances it looks like this was a lone lone persot someone with a coordinated group. they could have easily overwhelmed any checkpoint in this country. but the fact of the matter there is more than one way to protect the airport and the aircraft and to protect the people in that airport. certainly if this person had an intent to randomly kill passengers they don't have to go beyond the checkpoint. there are thousands of people in the non-secure area of the lax who would have been easy targets. but that was not the insend o tf this person. >> the germans are interested in bringing edward snowdon to berlin as a witness for angela merkel
't set up to do was to be an armed police officer. they don't have law enforcement powers. they don't have law enforcement options such as carrying weapons with them. however, there is a layer of defense at every airport that includes police and other levels of support. and that support was evident in los angeles. that part of the system that is having law enforcement protecting the security checkpoint areas did actually work. >> so when you say that, it sounds like you're saying that this actually could have been a lot worse. >> certainly. from all appearances it looks like this was a lone person, not someone who had a coordinated plan with several other people. certainly if you had a group of people who were armed the way this person was, they could ea easily overwhelm any checkpoint at any airport in this country. but the fact of the matter is that there is more than one way to protect the airport, and to protect the aircraft, and to protect the people in that airport. and certainly if this person had an intent to randomly kill passengers they don't have to go beyond the check po
of a controversial state law. >>> surviving superstorm sandy. the cost to open ellis island and the new protection to prevent disaster from a similar storm. outrage over reports the nsa has been spying on being world leaders gross stronger today. president obama has he has ordered a review of the u.s. spy policies,.. >> their capacities continue to expand and develop. what they are able do doesn't necessarily mean what they should be doing. >> the platest allegation involves spain. the nsa is accused of listening to 60 million phone calls. answering questions. this afternoon new complaints from president obama's own party, the head of the senate intelligence committee democrat dianne feinstein says she's totally opposed to the nsa collecting intelligence on u.s. allies. a european parliamentary delegation now talking allegations face to face. more from al jazeera shihab rattans irvnsi. the massive allegations in spain over the last few days. they did talk in general terms, anonymously, the white house is briefing the press on its side of the story when it comes to angela merkel's surveillance. the
, but there have been a whole host of problems with the implementation of the law. now, after initially blaming a volume, they said it was a sign of public enthusiasm, a good sign after the october first launch of the website, now marilyn tavennar, she's over the agency that oversees the implementation of the obamacare. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. we know how desperately you need affordable coverage. i want to assure you that healthcare.gov can and will be fixed, and we're working around the clock to deliver the shopping experience that you deserve. >> reporter: a lot of indignation, and umbridge on the part of the republicans. the irony when this website is up and functioning it will help millions of people to enroll in the affordable care act. dave camp is the republican chairman of this committee. from michigan. he wants to know how many people have been successful in going through the website and obtaining insurance. >> do you not know? do you know have any idea how many people have enrolled? >> folks are still in the process of enrol
in the united states that's authorized under u.s. law where the government and n.s.a. can approach companies and compel them with a court order to hand over details about specific individuals in their emails. this is a much more in discriminate approach. >> it just looks like it's just spiraling out of control, the whole spying allegation. why do you think they feel there's a need to go outside of the u.s.? >> well, it's interesting, because there are laws in the u.s. that restrict the kinds of things these intelligence agencies do, like going outside the u.s., they are not subject to u.s. law, so we don't know exactly where the documents do not specify where the points at which these -- the data's being vacuumed up are, but they're outside the united states, so the agency doesn't have to comply with u.s. law. the agency said it is doing everything in order to obtain valuable intelligence about the hostile entities, and that it is not trying to get around u.s. law. the companies themselves are very angry, google said it's outraged that needs for urgent reforms are necessary and going to beef
sandusky. and a federal court rules on restrictive abortion laws in texas. ♪ ♪ >>> the white shouse under fire after another country comes forward to complain about america's surveillance program. a newspaper out of spain suggests the nsa tapped more than 60 million phone lines in that country over a one-month period. this comes as a european delegation is in washington looking for answers. al jazeera has this report. >> reporter: at the white house the presidential spokesman refused to be drawn on reports that the you u.s. tracked millions of spanish foe calls but repeated the nsa surveillance programs are being examined. >> we are doubling a review. we are mindful that some of these disclear us disclosure had tension in our relationships. with new capabilities we recognize there needs to be additional constraints on how we gather and use intelligence. >> reporter: tensions spiked with reports in germany suggesting president obama was briefed on the surveillance of german chancellor angela merkel's phone in 2010 and fast tracked any information gathered correctly to the white house. in t
lawful, with regards to what has been taking place, saying that everything goes through the fisa court, better known as the federal intelligence surveillance act, which is a court set up in washington, d.c., it is run by a judge, and they hear and see everything that happened inside the nsa. randall pinkston joins me now live, you were listening, it was fascinating in the sense that those of us that have been in town for a long time, know they do not talk about these things in open. >> truly fascinating. and they explained that what has happened in the past several months is that the threshold for discussing these kind of sensitive intelligence details has been lured because of the leak of all of that sensitive data by former nsa analyst edward snowden. but the bottom line here on both clapper and alexandar, the top intelligence chiefs of the u.s., the bottom line here is they say they are doing everything they are doing according to the law that they are not spying on any americans citizens without a court order. or for that matter one of them added not even spying on foreign citizen
in an act that morsi himself said is against the law. >> translator: the difference between the trial of dr. morsi and the trial of mubaraq is he has authority and mohamed morsi says he is the president. according to the law and constitution morsi is the president of the republic. this is the legal and constitutional situation right now. >> reporter: if morsi is convicted of insightment to commit murder he could be sentenced to death, dominick cane al jazeera cairo. >> reporter: we have live pictures we are seeing outside the police academy on the outskirts of cairo. this is where the former, the ousted and former president mohamed morsi is getting his trial underway and temporarily adjourned because of his defiance in court and the judge was hearing the chants of protesters from inside the courtroom and that is another reason he said it was temporarily adjourned and listen to the mood there that we can hear on the streets. [chanting and car horns going off] a few hundred people and it's difficult to tell the number from this ank angle and they ar making their feelings known and we see re
is violating international law by supporting refugees, an accusation the government denies. the report says jordan has been turning away syrian refugees who arrived at the border since may. the government says it's not true. >> the policy regarding syrian refugees is the same. the refugee that reaches our borders is allowed in. refugees are allowed in, and then they are searched and medically examined. then they are transported into the refugee camps. >> amnesty international says there have been unannounced border closures and some syrians had to pay a bribe to get into jordan. syrian sources said they pay up to 500 to send an injured person to jordan. amnesty international says it's aware of many challenges jordan face, but insists there are areas that need improvement. for ali and their family, all they want is a safe and proper shelter to keep them warm during the winter months. >> now, let's take a closer look at some of the other issues highlighted by the amnesty international annual report. one was poor security, that organised gangs formed in the camp and are taking greater share of
for what they did. i can change the laws and those laws will hold other people accountable. so i think that is justice. >> well we should tell you that our colleagues at america tonight are investigating sex crimes on campus. you can see the final report at 9:00 eastern. >> president obama spoke to world leaders during a conference in washington aimed at attracting foreign invest. >> you should find that there is no substitute for those proud words "made in america" and here are three more words "select usa. "when you do yo will do you wile world's best workers and a government and president who is committed to helping you find good johns. good -- jobs this is the first time they have foreign direct investment makes up 16% of america's gross domestic product. >> as you have been hearing millions of americans who rely on food stamps could be in for a tougher time from friday on. that is when payments will be reduced to levels before president obama took office. ali will bali veshi will be talt this and i can't wait for his show. we have him for a couple of minutes. ali why will people g
by a federal appeals court, reversing a law blocked three days ago. the measure provides any doctor who provides abortions to get admission privileges at a hospital. that would leave about 27 facilities to serve the entire state. >> the stop and frisk tactic used by new york city police gets the backing of a federal appeals court. thursday, the judges blocked an earlier decision that would have stopped the practice. the lower court had ruled that it's unconstitutional. critics say the policy lets the officers unfairly target blacks and latinos. the police commissioner credits stop and frisk for the city's lower crime rate. >> the lowest number of murders at this point in time, october 31 of 2013, probably the lowest it's been since in october 31 perhaps in the 1940's, so that's how safe the city is. our tactics and strategies, i think have worked, continued to work. >> the legal battle may be short-lived. a new mayor will be chosen on tuesday and the heavily favored democratic candidate opposes stop and frisk. >> today is the first day on the job for senator cory booker, sworn in thursd
return home. and not male, nor female. we report on a new law to help babies born without a pure gender. >>> and the chicago bulls have their first win over new zealand, joe will have all of the details and information. >>> a state of alert has been declared in egypt ahead of the trial of deposed president mohammed morsi. 20,000 extra security forces are being deployed in cairo. meanwhile hundreds of people are continuing to protest against the july coup which removed morsi. there are rallies taking place around cairo and giza. >>> a funeral has taken place for one of four palestinian fighters killed in gaza. the israeli military says the tunnels were being used to carry out attacks on its territory. its its a -- on monday rockets wr fired into israel from the territory. >>> electricity has been cut off from the gaza strip due to a shortage of diesel, forcing the only electricity plant to shutdown. in september the energy authority warned of an impending shortage of fuel. the deputy head of the gaza energy society, and he says a shortage of fuel is a big problem. >> reporter: we were de
's not a question of extradition. i think the laws, particularly for chowdhury mueen-uddin and ashrafuz zaman khan - i think the two governments - the u.s. and the u.k. - they should have an investigation to the circumstances in which they actually fled bangladesh, and sort refuge in their countries - did they provide accurate information at that time? the onus is on the two governments to see whether - i mean, from my point of view, and a lot of people in bangladesh. they have falsified information when entering into the u.s. and u.k. that needs to be investigated - that there are citizens in the countries. was that based on wrongful evidence and, you know, falsified documents. >> when you look at the case, they are political. the government says they are necessary to heel the wounds of the past. they cause massive upheaval in the country. do you think they do bring enough closure to make them worthwhile? >> it doesn't - you are right. but it is kind of one step, because, you know, the trials have been demanded. the trials are on. now, about being political, that is debated. of course the issue
himself said is against the law. >> the difference between the actual of dr. morsi and the trial of mubarak is that mubarak has no authority while president morsi insists he is still president. this is the legal and constitutional situation right now. >> reporter: if morsi is convicted of incitement to commit murder, he could be sentenced to death. dominick cane, al jazeera. >> pakistani president musharraf has been granted bail. he has been charged with the deadeath of benzar butu. >> reporter: musharraf, who was president, ordered a team to storm a house of worship. among those killed was gazi's father, the man who ran the mosque and it's affiliated schools. some of the supporters involved in the violence were his students. he wanted islamic law imposed. they said the former ruler was personally responsible for the deaths. >> musharraf said that they were terrorists. my father never hurt anyone. musharraf is the terrorist. he ordered the killing. >> reporter: those who lost loved ones here at the red mosque clearly blame musharraf for their deaths, but many believe he will leav
, james clapper and alexander will be trying to describe to what degrees they have complied with the law. they insist and they just recently actually overnight released several declassified documents trying to show that they have been complied with the directives of the secret u.s. foreign surveillance intelligence court. and that in one instance, several instances where they did exceed the boundaries allowed by that court, that they pulled back, and subsequently, the court approved their methods. so again, this is -- this won't necessarily deal with the extent with which american intelligence agencies are actually spying on foreign leaders. >> okay, tom ackerman, thank you very much, indeed. >> was it a simple car crash or a point to drive home a point by choinchinese ethnic minority? in china am teenen men square. reporting from hong kong. >> around the square normally subjected to tighter security, vehicles were being checked with the authorities wary of any repeat of monday's fatal incident. more than the 30 people who have been injured are recounting the crash and subsequent fire. m
decision to remove morsi from office, an act that morsi said is against the law. >> it's illegal crime. i am the president according to the sugar of the country. >> reporter: now morsi is on trial in the same court. >> mu back rather has abundanmoe republic. >> if morsi is convicted of incitement to commit murder he could be sentenced to death. dominick cane, al jazeera, cai cairo. >> mohammed morsi's son said court proceedings were a force. >> this is not a trial. a trial has no legal guarantees. no criteria who or who will not, the president refused to recognize this nonsense and these coup procedures. >> sue, i know you've been speaking to one of the lawyers who wants to represent morsi. what's he been saying? >> reporter: yes, we were speaking to one of the lead lawyers who really wanted to be there in court to put forward the lead of the defense. he was a presidential candidate but he wasn't allowed to act on behalf of mohamed morsi, as you're hearing. he's saying that he doesn't respect the legitimacy of the court. when he explained to us that the judge put the charges to morse any,
called the n.s.a. - this is a quote - accused them of systematic vialition af law by my government that created a moral duty to act. joining us now to dissect how the information is being received in germany. a correspondent for the weekly magazine. thank you for joining us from washington d.c. >> good morning. >> talk about this letter from edward snowden. what do you make of the letter? >> edward snowden wrote the letter and provided it to a member of the german parliament. a well-known left activist. he made it personally, travelled to moscow, the first politician to meet edward snowden in moscow. and he asked edward snowden to writ it down. germany is investigating n.s.a.'s activities. edward snowden would be a perfect witness to testify in front of a parliamentary inquiry. edward snowden said he would be willing to come to germany but is asking for legal status that secures his future. >> how realistic do you think that is? can you see it happening? >> i don't expect it to happen in real life. it's a symbolic act, a gesture from him. it puts pressure on the german government.
romney signed that law which was the model for the affordable care act. mike viqueira joins us now from the white house. mike, over to you. >> reporter: the president went on offense with all its problems andrew a parallel with a through had its glitches. president obama said the comparison still holds. >> because you guys had a proven model that we built the affordable care act on this template. >> reporter: the president spoke in the same spot that mitt romney, his former rival, signed the massachusetts law several years ago. now with the health plan canceled he promised that they could keep them, there is a new plan. >> if you're getting one of these letters just shop around in the new marketplace. >> well, go to the exchanges. >> if you can, will you? >> on capitol hill a rockier questioning for kathleen sebelius. >> you deserve better. i apologize. i'm accountable to you for fixing these problems. >> republicans charged the website was not secure and applicant's financial data could be compromised. >> would you agree to shut down the system and do an end to end security test. >> no
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